Bloody Mary Recipes

I could wake up to a different kind of bloody mary every day. I’ve had bloody marys with pickled okra, ones made with beer or tequila instead of the standard vodka, and others with green tomatoes and herbs. Some, spiked with beef stock or studded with raw oysters, taste like a meal. And let’s not forget the delicious classic version, made with lots of horseradish, fresh lemon juice, celery salt, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and just the right balance of vodka and tomato juice. Weekend mornings just wouldn’t be the same without one. —John Francese, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Tomatillo Bloody Mary

Tomatillos give this Bloody Mary variation its green hue. Get the recipe for Tomatillo Bloody Mary »

Deconstructed Bloody Mary

This Bloody Mary is chock-full of chopped vegetables and flavored with fresh herbs. Get the recipe for Deconstructed Bloody Mary »

Frozen Bloody Mary

The recipe for this Bloody Mary is based on one in the Esquire Drink Book (Harper and Row, 1956).

Bloody Martini

Puréed tomatoes, pepper-flavored vodka, and a pimento-stuffed green olive make the perfect hybrid of two bar staples, the Bloody Mary and classic martini. Get the recipe for Bloody Martini »

Michelada Bloody Mary

Chef Rick Bayless suggested this recipe for a bloody mary made with beer, citrus, and tequila.

Cajun Bloody Mary

For this drink, we’ve adapted a recipe from the restaurant Cochon in New Orleans.

Boston Bloody Mary

This Bloody Mary gets a briny kick from freshly shucked oysters.

Old Bay Bloody Mary

Old Bay gives this Bloody Mary an extra savory kick. Get the recipe for Old Bay Bloody Mary »

Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary

The Union Square Cafe in New York City makes this Bloody Mary using heirloom tomatoes from the nearby farmers’ market.

Singapore Bloody Mary

Chiles and lemongrass lend fiery and citrusy notes to this incarnation of the Bloody Mary.

Gazpacho Bloody Mary

This refreshing Bloody Mary features yellow tomatoes, celery, and carrots.

Original Bloody Mary

A combination of vodka, tomato juice, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire, and fresh ground spices is simple, classic, and always delicious.

Fermented Bloody Mary

Fermented Bloody Mary
Made with brine-infused vodka and garnished with tart cornichons and a slice of meaty, savory salumi, this Bloody Mary is a pickle lover’s dream.